Friday, July 08, 2011

1998 British Penny

Do you have British penny and want to know its value? Leave a comment

Third British coin this year is a new record, thanks William and Kate. In case you are not a regular I suggested that this year's royal wedding will lead to more finds Stateside. So far it is ringing true.

This certainly makes up for finding none in 2010, breaking a streak of always finding a British coin in my change.

Obverse of the coin has ELIZABETH II D.G.  REG.F.D.1998, and the designer initials IRB (Ian Rank-Broadley).
Reverse has a Crowned portcullis with chains, designed by Christopher Ironside although I see no initials.

Since the coin itself does not actual say Great Britain or United Kingdom or England it is often confused with other countries. Many times I have been asked "My Canadian coin has a gate and chains in the back is this rare or an error?". Unfortunately it is neither but it is understandable why one would make that mistake since no hint of origin is given.

The cryptic D.G. REG.F.D. is abbreviated Latin for Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensor, which literally means 'God's Grace, Queen, Faith Defender' or 'The Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith' for you translator nuts.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Penny / Great Britain
Year: 1998
Mintage: 739,770,000
Metal: Copper-Plated Steel
Value: $0.05 in XF

Also found a 2000 Bermuda Five Cents but since I found the exact same one early this year there is no need to repeat it.

Do you have a coin from Great Britain and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

21 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Kelly said...

I know better, but it sure looks like that coin is resting on an elephant hide. :P

Interesting, to think it might be confused with a Canadian coin. I would have never thought of that.

Man said...

I know better, but it sure looks like that coin is resting on an elephant hide. :P

I think it is cow leather but the fact that this phone case sells for $0.50 makes me wonder.

Anonymous said...

I found your post on Canadian pennies and wanted to ask a question, but it was an older post so I thought I'd ask on this one. :) I have a 1954 canadian penny in good condition (I'm NOT a coin expert, and it's darkened over time, but it's virtually unworn in detail - whatever condition that puts it in!). I was curious if it was worth anything... it's my understanding that there is a 1954 that is rare and one that isn't?

Man said...

post on Canadian pennies and wanted to ask a question, but it was an older post so I thought I'd ask on this one
--Don't worry even if the post is 5 years old I still get all the comments emailed to me so feel free to ask anywhere.

1954 canadian penny in good condition...
About $0.10 with strap on shoulder

The one without straps is rare but it is also proof-like meaning it is very shiny almost mirror like.

You mentioned it has darkened the proof-like would not do this but still look for parallel lines on the shoulder.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

found an 1874 new penny with the letters dg reg fd ccurious what it might be worth

Man said...

1874 new penny with the letters dg reg fd

Are you sure 1874 not 1974?

Anonymous said...

my eyes are not what they were but almost positive its 1874, its a little larger than a normal penny and it doesnt say one penny but new penny, i will try to get magnifying glass today to be sure thanks

Man said...

my eyes are not what they were but almost positive its 1874, its a little larger than a normal penny and it doesnt say one penny but new penny, i will try to get magnifying glass today

The only coin ever to use "NEW PENNY" is British penny from 1971-1981.

Describe the rest of the design or Google "british new penny" to compare images.

Anonymous said...

Yes we have a penny with ELIZABEH -11-D-G. REG-F-D-1998 My son wants to know how much is the value

Man said...

penny with ELIZABEH -11-D-G. REG-F-D-1998

About $0.02 if circulated.

Anonymous said...

I have one of those from 1988.

Man said...

I have one of those from 1988.

Still about $0.05 in USD.

Jessica Garren said...

I have a 1977 one

Man said...

I have a 1977 one

About $0.05

Carey Roble said...

I have 1 penny Elizabeth II D.G REG.F.D 1998 HOW MUCH IS THE VALUE OF THISBo

Man said...

1 penny Elizabeth II D.G REG.F.D 1998

About $0.05

Anonymous said...

I have a penny Elizabeth II D.G.REG F.D 1994, what is the value?

Man said...

penny Elizabeth II D.G.REG F.D 1994 about $0.05

Unknown said...

I have 2 penny elizabeth II.D.G.REG f.d 1998
wath is the value ?

Man said...

2 penny elizabeth II.D.G.REG f.d 1998

About $0.05